• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.


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History of Fort Caroline

Choose a link to learn more about the history of Fort Caroline:

Timucua Indians

A Foothold in Florida

Explorers and Settlers of la Caroline

Settlement and Conflict - Spain and France in Florida

The End of the Colony

Chronology of Fort Caroline

Overview of history, French translation - L'histoire du fort

"Fort Caroline" - Students explore one of the first French settlements of the New World. (YouTube - you are leaving the NPS website.)

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Did You Know?

Fort Matanzas

Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine, Florida is named for the slaughter of French Huguenots from Fort Caroline in 1565. In Spanish, "matanzas" means slaughters. More...